Flexible Machine Gun Mount Maintenance Instructions

THIS TASK COVERS:

a. Disassembly b. Inspection/Repair

c. Reassembly

INITIAL SETUP

Tools and Special Tools

Small Arms Repairman Tool Kit (item 2, appx B)

Small Arms Shop Set (item 1, appx B)

Materials/Parts

Nonelectrical wire (item 10, appx E)

DISASSEMBLY

1 Remove nonelectrical wire (1), four hexagon head capscrews (2), and holder assembly (3) from lower cradle support (4). Discard nonelectrical wire (M240E1 only).

2 Remove nonelectrical wire (1), capscrews (6) and upper cradle assembly (7) with attached parts from lower cradle support (4). Remove round deflector (16) If damaged (M122A1/ M240G only).

3 Remove two retaining rings (8) from headless grooved pin (9).

4 Remove headless grooved pin (9) and mount pintle (10).

5 Remove two retaining rings (8) from grooved pin (18) and separate traversing and elevating cradle bracket (17) (M122A1/M240G only).

6 Remove two machine screws (11) and deflector(12) from upper cradle assembly (7) (M240E1 only).

7 Remove retaining ring (8), spring pin (14), and retaining pin (15) from upper cradle assembly (7).

Flex Mount For M122a1Mount Tripod Machine Gun M122a1

INSPECTION/REPAIR

1 Inspect for broken, damaged, or missing parts.

2 Upper cradle assembly is a repairable assembly. Refer to paragraph 9-3.

3 Repair by replacement of authorized parts (appx C). REASSEMBLY

1 Install retaining pin (15) in upper cradle assembly (7) and secure with spring pin (4). Install retaining ring (13).

2 Install deflector (12) on upper cradle assembly (7) and secure with two machine screws (11). (M240E1 only).

3 Align holes in mount pintle (10) with holes in lower cradle support (4) and install headless grooved pin (9).

4 Install two retaining rings (8) on headless grooved pin (9).

M122 Tripod

5 Align upper cradle assembly (7) with attached parts with lower cradle support (4), and secure right side with two socket head capscrews (6). Align round deflector (16) with cradle holes (M122A1/ M240G only). Secure left side with two socket head capscrews (6). Attach new nonelectrical wire (1) (item 10, appx E) on both sides.

6 Align holder assembly (3) with lower cradle support (4) and secure with four hexagon head capscrews (2) and new nonelectrical wire (1) (item 10, appx E) (M240E1 Flex Mount only).

7 Align holes in traversing and elevating cradle bracket (17) and lower cradle (4) and install headless grooved pin (18). Install two retaining rings (8) on headless grooved pin (9) (M122A1/M240G only).

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  • daniel
    What is a flex mount for the m240g?
    4 months ago

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